Taborah

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Taborah (born on Long Island, New York, USA) is dance, pop and R&B singer. Her singles Ride on the Rhythm, My Love for You and I am reached number one on the Euro Dance charts.

Early life[edit]

Born on Long Island, New York, USA as Taborah Annette Adams, Taborah began studying dance at age four at the Venettes Cultural Workshop in Wyandanch, New York. Taborah attended the workshop for 14 years, during which time she also took charm class and voice lessons. She became the first black Ms. Pre-Teen when she won the Long Island beauty contest.

Taborah was introduced to a variety of music at an early age. Her grandmother played piano and sang for the USO Troops in Jacksonville, Florida, and her father sang and traveled internationally with the Fisk Jubilee Singers of Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Career[edit]

Taborah began her career in Italy as the songwriter, face and vocalist of the group Blackwood. She signed with Italian label ACV Music and released three albums with them. Blackwood's debut album Ride on the Rhythm (1992) was created with Toni Verde, Marascia and Kortezman and it featured the single I Feel You. In 1996 Blackwood re-released Ride on the Rhythm a dance song with the second album In The City, which was a mixture of soul and pop music. The single charted number one On Billboard's Hits of the World for 12 weeks. Blackwood was also noted in the dance community with such articles as Billboard's Acts Sent from Italy (1997). Blackwood received the FIMI Best Dance Act Award from the single's success. Production for the album included Fabio Parisella and the Van Morrison remake Moondance.

In 1997 Blackwood released their third album I Am under the label A&D Music and Vision, which included the single My Love for You. My Love for You also charted on Billboard and the video was on heavy rotation on Euro MTV. Taborah was invited to perform at the Sanremo Festival live with Radio Deejay.

Blackwood's third single I Am was released and distributed by BMG Italy Ricordi. The single again achieved Billboard charting success[citation needed]. Taborah's Blackwood singles were licensed in over 53 countries and she performed on such television shows as RAI and the Roxy Bar.

In 2004, Taborah released her first U.S. single I Am (the rising), a remake of her Italian release I Am, on Catz Entertainment. Production included Johnny Rocks, with remixes by Friscia and Lamboy, Giuseppe D and Jeff Barringer. The single received club play across the country and landed on Billboard Dance Club Play Chart for 16 weeks where it reached number 5. I Am (the rising) was also the 2005 tip-off song for the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) New York Liberty for both home and away games. In 2006 Taborah was awarded Heritage of Pride's Dance Artist of the Year.

Taborah's follow up single on Catz Entertainment All I Gave To You was written by Taborah and released in 2006. Productions include Joe Bermudez & Klubjumpers, John Rizzo & Barry Huffine, Giuseppe D, and Josh Harris. The single received both club and radio rotation. It also landed the Billboard Dance Club Chart.

In 2008, Taborah released her new single You Gotta Go ‘Cause I’m Through With You, on her label Lah Lah Music.

In 2009, Taborah recorded Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now with Darryl D'Bonneau featuring legendary Grammy nominated percussionist Sammy Figueroa and produced by D1 Music, Peter McLean and Keith Kemper. This stunning version of the McFadden & Whitehead disco classic brought Taborah back to Billboard chart and was a national hit song for her.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album
1992 Ride on the Rhythm
1996 In The City
1997 I Am
1992 The Masters of Sound
1994 Mega Dance 94 Volume 3
1996 Bikini Beach Party
1996 One Nation One Station Compilation
1997 Ride On The Rhythm Compilation
1997 Deejay Parade
1998 Winter Party 1998
1999 Breakouts
2008 A Piece of Me

Singles[edit]

Year Song U.S. Club/Dance Euro Dance Canadian Singles Chart
1992 "I've Got To Have You" - 45 -
1993 "All I Gave To You" - 11 1
1993 "Just Take Me Away" - - -
1994 "One Night" - 24 -
1993 "I Can't Forget You Boy" - 40 -
1994 "A Better Day" - - -
1996 "Ride on the Rhythm" - 1 5
1997 "My Love For You" - 1 10
1997 "I Am" - 1 23
2004 "I Am (the rising)" 1 - -
2006 "All I Gave To You '06" 5 - -
2008 "You Gotta Go 'Cause I'm Through With You" TBA - -
2009 "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now" - with Darryl D'Bonneau 42 - -
2010 "Say I Love You" 31 - -

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